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USS LSM-114


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Victor - India - Sierra
NVIS
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


LSM-1 Class Landing Ship Medium:
  • Laid down, 14 October 1944, at Brown Ship Building Co., Houston, TX.
  • Launched, 4 November 1944
  • Commissioned USS LSM-114, 1 December 1944, LT. Bunker Barrett, USNR in command
  • During World War II LSM-114 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LSM-114 performed occupation duty until directed to return to the US
  • Decommissioned, 10 June 1946, at Terminal Island Navy Yard, San Pedro, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 July 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold, December 1946, to A. G. Schoonmaker Inc., NY, for scrapping, delivered, 6 January 1947
    Specifications:
    Displacement 520 t.(light), 743 t. (landing) 1,095 t.(fully loaded)
    Length 203' 6" oa
    Beam 34' 6"
    Draft light, 3' 6" forward, 7' 8" aft, fully loaded, 6' 4" forward, 8' 3" aft
    Speed 13.2 kts. (max.), (928 tons displacement)
    Complement 5 officers, 54 enlisted
    Armament one single bow mounted 40mm gun, four single 20mm gun mounts
    Vehicle/Boat Capacity 5 medium or 3 heavy tanks, or 6 LVT's, or 9 DUKW's
    Troop Capacity 2 officers, 46 enlisted
    Armor 10-lb. STS splinter shield to gun mounts, pilot house and conning station
    Propulsion two Fairbanks Morse (model 38D81/8X10, reversible with hydraulic clutch) diesels. Direct drive with 1,440 BHP each @ 720rpm, twin screws
    Endurance 4,900 miles @ 12kts.(928 tons displacement)

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    LSM-114 93k USS LSM-114 and two unidentified LSMs beached at Wakayama, Japan while unloading equipment for the occupation, 25 September 1945. Joe Tepley to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-114 115k USS LSM-114 beached at Wakayama, Japan after off loading equipment for the occupation, 25 September 1945. Joe Tepley to the USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-114 57k USS LSM-114 underway while in convoy, date and location unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-66/468/114 70k USS LSM-66, USS LSM-468, and USS LSM-114, nested together at Terminal Island CA. Note USS LSM-66 is missing her bow doors which were lost in a storm. (Courtesy of Harlan Criss). Robert Hall for his father
    John W. Hall Gunner's Mate USS LSM-487

    The DANFS history extract for USS LSM-114 is from LSM-LSMR Amphibious Forces, Vol. II. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company, © 1997. (ISBN 1-56311-389-9).
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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